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File:United States Postal Service (emblem).png|thumb|The full eagle logo, used in various versions from 1970 to 1993 The '''United States Postal Service''' ('''USPS'''; also known as the '''Post Office''', '''U.S. Mail''', or '''Postal Service''') is an Independent agencies of the United States government|independent agency of the Federal government of the United States|United States federal government responsible for providing mail|postal service in the United States. It is one of the few government agencies Postal Clause|explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution. The U.S. Mail traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first United States Postmaster General|postmaster general. The United States Post Office Department|Post Office Department was created in Postal Service Act|1792 from Franklin's operation, elevated to a...
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LogoUnited States Postal Service Logo.svg
Logo captionLogo used since 1993
Formed{{start date and age|1971|7|1}}
Washington, D.C., United States|U.S.{{cite web |url= http://about.usps.com/publications/pub100/pub100_001.htm |title=The history of the United States Postal Service:1775-2006 |date=May 2007 |publisher=USPS |accessdate=March 12, 2012}}
Jurisdiction| headquarters = L'Enfant Plaza|475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, D.C. 20260-0004
Employees625,113 (493,381 career, 131,732 non-career) as of January 13, 2016{{cite web| url= http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-facts/size-scope.htm | title= Size and scope | date= January 13, 2016 | work= About USPS | publisher= United States Postal Service | accessdate=2016-06-21}}
Budget| chief1_name = Megan Brennan
Parent department| parent_agency =
Website[https://www.usps.com/ www.USPS.com]
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